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National Conference of State Legislatures at the Scottish Parliament
The first they have met outside the USA July 9-12, 2013


I learned of this event and my thanks to the Scottish Parliament for providing me with an overview of this event and a picture of the delegates.

Welcome from the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament

It is my pleasure to offer you a warm welcome to Scotland and to Edinburgh, our beautiful capital city.

As Presiding Officer, I am delighted that the Scottish Parliament has this opportunity to host the prestigious National Conference of State Legislatures – the first time NCSL has met outside of North America.

The Scottish Parliament is proud to be an affiliate member of the NCSL. As a relatively young legislature, the NCSL affords us a valuable opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of US legislators. Many of the issues that you will discuss over the next few days are extremely relevant to Scotland‘s parliamentarians too. Budget trends, the economy, energy and business: these are all issues that affect us all.

Scotland shares many significant links with the United States of America. Historically, at least nine Scots were signatories to the American Declaration of Independence, and eleven US Presidents have come from Scottish lineage. The number of American citizens who today claim Scottish ancestry is significantly larger than the population of Scotland itself.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Scotland and I wish you all an interesting and productive conference.
With best wishes,

Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP
Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament


The National Conference of State Legislatures 2013 meeting is opened by Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Right Honourable Tricia Marwick MSP and President of NCSL. Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Terie Norelli. This is the first time the NCSL have held their annual conference outside of the US. 10 July 2013. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament.

Conference Handbook (pdf)
Includes biographies of the participants

Watch video of the official welcome (30 mins)

LIST OF DELEGATES AND NCSL STAFF

Name

Status

State

Position

Mike Hubbard

Delegate

Alabama

Speaker of the House

Charlie Huggins

Delegate

Alaska

Senate President

Lance Pruitt

Delegate

Alaska

House Majority Leader

Mike Chenault

Delegate

Alaska

Speaker of the House

Michael Lamoureux

Delegate

Arkansas

Senate President Pro Tempore

Bill Cadman

Delegate

Colorado

Senate Minority Leader

Dickey Hullinghorst

Delegate

Colorado

House Majority Leader

Casey Cagle

Delegate

Georgia

Lieutenant Governor

David Ralston

Delegate

Georgia

Speaker of the House

Don Balfour

Delegate

Georgia

State Senator

Donna Kim

Delegate

Hawaii

Senate President

Ronald Kouchi

Delegate

Hawaii

Senate Vice President

Brent Hill

Delegate

Idaho

Senate President Pro Tempore

Brandt Hershman

Delegate

Indiana

Senate Majority Floor Leader

Eric Turner

Delegate

Indiana

Speaker Pro Tempore of the House

Kraig Paulsen

Delegate

Iowa

Speaker of the House

Robert Stivers

Delegate

Kentucky

Senate President

Richard Moore

Delegate

Massachusetts

Senate President Pro Tempore

Stanley Rosenberg

Delegate

Massachusetts

Senate Majority Leader

Therese Murray

Delegate

Massachusetts

Senate President

Randy Richardville

Delegate

Michigan

Senate Majority Leader

Paul Thissen

Delegate

Minnesota

Speaker of the House

Sandra Pappas

Delegate

Minnesota

Senate President

Gregory Snowden

Delegate

Mississippi

House Speaker Pro Tempore

Philip Gunn

Delegate

Mississippi

Speaker of the House

Timothy Jones

Delegate

Missouri

Speaker of the House

Jeffrey Essmann

Delegate

Montana

Senate President

David Parks

Delegate

Nevada

Senate President Pro Tempore

Debbie Smith

Delegate

Nevada

Senate Assistant Majority Floor Leader

Marilyn Kirkpatrick

Delegate

Nevada

Speaker of the Assembly

Pat Hickey

Delegate

Nevada

Assembly Minority Floor Leader

Peter Bragdon

Delegate

New Hampshire

Senate President

 

Terie Norelli

Delegate

New Hampshire

Speaker of the House (also NCSL President)

Rick Miera

Delegate

New Mexico

House Majority Floor Leader

Al Carlson

Delegate

North Dakota

House Majority Leader

William Batchelder

Delegate

Ohio

Speaker of the House

Michael Jackson

Delegate

Oklahoma

Speaker Pro Tempore

Rob Johnson

Delegate

Oklahoma

Senate Majority Assistant Floor Leader

Scott Inman

Delegate

Oklahoma

House Minority Leader

Bruce Starr

Delegate

Oregon

State Senator

Ginny Burdick

Delegate

Oregon

Senate President Pro Tempore

Eduardo Bhatia

Delegate

Puerto Rico

Senate President

Jaime Perello-Borras

Delegate

Puerto Rico

Speaker of the House

Brian Gosch

Delegate

South Dakota

Speaker of the House

Beth Harwell

Delegate

Tennessee

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Mark Norris

Delegate

Tennessee

Senate Republican Leader

Leticia Van de Putte

Delegate

Texas

Senate President Pro Tempore

Curtis Bramble

Delegate

Utah

Senate President Pro Tempore

Rebecca Lockhart

Delegate

Utah

Speaker of the House

Shap Smith

Delegate

Vermont

Speaker of the House

Shawn-Michael Malone

Delegate

Virgin Islands

President of the Senate

Robin Vos

Delegate

Wisconsin

Speaker of the Assembly

Rosie Berger

Delegate

Wyoming

Speaker Pro Tempore of the House

Corina Eckl

NCSL Staff

Colorado

Director, State Services Division

Shannon McNamara

NCSL Staff

Colorado

Executive Division

Tim Storey

NCSL Staff

Colorado

Director, Leaders Services & Legislative Training

William Pound

NCSL Staff

Colorado

Executive Director

Kathy Brennan Wiggins

NCSL Staff

Washington, D.C.

Director, International Programs

I couldn't find any reports on how the conference went so if anyone reading this has any information would be happy to add it to this page.


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